Jacob Titus, a student at Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT) in New Jersey, has received an assistive technology scholarship from ROVI Mobility Products.
Titus was named the 2017 Design Innovation Award winner and received a $1500 prize to put toward his education.
Cody Verrett, right, presents scholarship to BCIT student Jacob Titus.
In his entry, Titus said, “The hidden platform lift works by moving the platform, which is typically in plain sight, and [hiding] it underneath the stairs and floor. This gives the lift many advantages: For instance, motor size on wheelchair lifts today cannot be as large due to the size constraints. This design, however, does not have these constraints and instead allows for a much larger motor to be installed.”